Hate and bias incidents that occur on campus are experiences that should never be part of the Wisconsin Experience. UW–Madison is committed to creating safe and supportive living and learning environments that are free from violence, harassment, and intimidation.
The Dean of Students Office (DoSO) uses the following definition of bias:
Single or multiple acts toward an individual, group, or their property that are so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that they create an unreasonably intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, learning, or program environment, and that one could reasonably conclude are based upon actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, spirituality, culture, socio-economic status, or any combination of these related factors.
If you experienced a hate or bias incident, witnessed this type of incident, or if a student comes to you having experienced this type of behavior, there are resources available to you. Both faculty/staff and students have the ability to report an incident of bias or hate online through the DoSO.